Liturgy Preparation

Liturgy pages composed by Fr Bernard Cotter PP, Newcestown, Bandon, Co Cork. They are offered to the hard-pressed presider as a resource — to be printed out and brought to the altar for Mass, a one-page tool to use in the Liturgy. The pages as previously published by Veritas Publications Ltd in Liturgy Preparation for 2007 (Year C) are added here weekly.



18Jun Presider’s Page for 18 June (Corpus Christi)

Presider’s Page for 18 June (Corpus Christi)

June 18th, 2017

Opening Comment
Today’s liturgy invites us to reflect on God’s care for the family of faith, especially through the gift of divine nourishment on our pilgrimage through life. Christ gives us his flesh to eat and his blood to drink: …

11Jun Presider’s Page for 11 June (Trinity Sunday)

Presider’s Page for 11 June (Trinity Sunday)

June 11th, 2017

Presider's Page for 11 June (Trinity Sunday)

04Jun Presider’s Page for 4 June (Pentecost Sunday)

Presider’s Page for 4 June (Pentecost Sunday)

June 4th, 2017

Today we celebrate ‘the great beginning of the Church,’ the day the Holy Spirit first came to confused and frightened disciples. We praise God for this great Gift, and ask for a new outpouring in our day.

28May Presider’s Page for 28 May (Ascension Day)

Presider’s Page for 28 May (Ascension Day)

May 28th, 2017

We celebrate the Ascension of Jesus today. We remember his sending out of the disciples, and his promise to remain with us until the end of time.

21May Presider’s Page for 21 May (Sixth Sunday of Easter)

Presider’s Page for 21 May (Sixth Sunday of Easter)

May 21st, 2017

Each Sunday in Easter time, we celebrate the gifts we have received in Baptism and Confirmation. We rejoice that the Spirit is our Advocate, who continues to support us in the difficulties of life.

19May Sixth Sunday of Easter – Liturgy Preparation

Sixth Sunday of Easter – Liturgy Preparation

May 19th, 2017

Sixth Sunday of Easter - Liturgy Preparation

14May Presider’s Page for 14 May (Fifth Sunday of Easter)

Presider’s Page for 14 May (Fifth Sunday of Easter)

May 14th, 2017

Today’s liturgy puts the life-giving words of Jesus before us. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life, the one in whom we can place all our trust. Because we believe these things, we gather to praise God.

07May Presider’s Page for 7 May (Fourth Sunday of Easter)

Presider’s Page for 7 May (Fourth Sunday of Easter)

May 7th, 2017

Opening Comment
The fourth Sunday of Easter is often called Good Shepherd Sunday, because the readings are about the care we receive from Christ, our true shepherd. Today is also the day of prayer for vocations.

Penitential Rite
Knowing the …

30Apr Presider’s Page for 30 April (Third Sunday of Easter)

Presider’s Page for 30 April (Third Sunday of Easter)

April 30th, 2017

During the Easter season the Church continues to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. Today, we join together to worship God, who has brought about this great victory over sin and death.

23Apr Presider’s Page for 23 April (Second Sunday of Easter)

Presider’s Page for 23 April (Second Sunday of Easter)

April 23rd, 2017

Even though Easter Week is now behind us, this Sunday’s liturgy still overflows with the joy of Jesus’ resurrection. Christians continue to celebrate that great event for the next six weeks, until Pentecost Sunday on 4 June, the fiftieth and final day of Easter.




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